Family Time in Ruidoso
If you are looking for family fun, Ruidoso is the place. Take the go-carts for a spin at Funtrackers, pan for gold at the Flying J Ranch, play a round of Disc Golf, take a Gondola Ride at Ski Apache, or go for a wild ride down the water slide at the Ruidoso Municipal Swimming Pool. Ride the paddle boats at Mescalero Lake at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, or walk one of our many kid-friendly trails.
The village also offers a variety of programs including Wilderness Camps and instruction in archery, golf and gardening. Tennis courts and a sand volleyball court are available for year-round use, and the shredder in your family will love the Skateboard Park. For more information, visit the Ruidoso Parks and Recreation Department.
The Inn of the Mountain Gods also offers its guests a Kids Summer Program on Saturdays from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.
There's plenty to choose from year-round. Take Your Pick.
Get ready for a totally different spring break adventure this year and head for the mountains for an unforgettable (and affordable) Ruidoso family vacation.
Go tubing at Ruidoso Winter Park. There are lanes for racing your friends and a Magic Carpet conveyor belt for an uphill ride. Adrenaline junkies can descend individually, in tandem — or for the fastest and longest ride, in group clusters in a giant tube. After your chilly thrill, retreat to a warming VIP Igloo to cozy up in with a hot drink and a snack.
Snuggle in front of a fire. Build a snowman. Take a walk in the forest. Stargaze. Ruidoso embraces winter weather with plenty of no-cost activities to keep your vacation on budget.
During the winter holiday season, there are sleigh rides through the historic upper canyon with Grindstone Stables.
A Ruidoso vacation cabin can be a fairy-tale escape — a place to curl up with a good book in front of the fireplace or conquer the nearby ski hills. Ready to cozy up to your own slice of cabin bliss? Here are a few visitor favorites to help get you started.
Camping is not only an awesome vacation for those who love the outdoors, but it's also a great way to keep a Ruidoso vacation affordable. Learn everything you need to know to plan your Ruidoso camping trip now!
From dazzling night skies to snow-capped peaks and evergreen forests, here are five reasons to make a Ruidoso mountain vacation your next adventure.
Ruidoso’s first off-road adventure specialist, Backcountry Attitudes, provides 4×4 off-roading adventures through scenic wilderness and mountain terrain — via a four-wheel drive can-am Maverick X3 side-by-side OHV vehicle— for a unique backcountry adventure.
Explorer Momma, Lauren Gonikishvili, shares insider tips for planning a family-friendly Ruidoso getaway.
Magic wands, tiny houses and whimsical fairies add fun for the young at village park Walking along the Two Rivers Park trail, a slight breeze blowing across the Rio Ruidoso, visitors may be startled to see a trout jump out of the water and riding on his back, the smallest of folk fairies.
Head to the water for a day of fishing, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, and more at Grindstone Lake with Backcountry Attitudes.
Ski Apache is known for its beautiful warm weather skiing and snowboarding as the nation’s southern-most continually operating resort, but there is plenty of summer excitement too. Here is what travelers can look forward to this summer.
This adrenaline-pumping, three-span zip tour begins above 11,000 feet with parallel cables so riders can ride side-by-side. It also spans over 8,900 feet in length, making it one of the longest in the world while offering a thrilling and unforgettable experience.
While much of the country is sweltering in summer heat, Ruidosoans are chilling out in the tall pines. No matter what a vacation means to you, a summer holiday is pretty cool in Ruidoso.
Take in the breathtaking views of Inn of the Mountain Gods as you glide over the crystal waters of Lake Mescalero. Offering parallel cables so riders can enjoy the view side-by-side.
From pristine high-mountain lakes and streams to sparkling reservoirs and meandering rivers, discover the best places to cast a line in Ruidoso.
From street to trail, if you love to pedal, Ruidoso has you covered. With new trail development and a vast network of empty rural roads and awesome mountain trails, cycling in Ruidoso has never been better. Discover the best places to get your bike on in Ruidoso.
From patios to fireplaces and cozy corners to curl up and chat, here are six delicious spots for the most important meal of the day.
Kids of all ages will have plenty of family fun in Ruidoso. Many area attractions, such as hiking, fishing, and skiing, are perfect for the entire family. Plan the perfect family vacation with these fun kid-friendly trip ideas.
They say the best things in life are free. Save money on your next trip by taking advantage of these 5 free things to do in Ruidoso.
Ruidoso's diverse cluster of indie Midtown shops offer something for everyone, from outdoor gear to trendy threads, but here’s a quick primer.
Use these tips to get on your way camping with the entire family and create camping memories now.
Bring a picnic, cast for fish, paddle a boat, cycle, horseback ride, or explore on foot via multi-use trails at two cool, clear alpine reservoirs in Ruidoso that will keep you coming back for more.
Lincoln, the most widely visited historic site in New Mexico, is part of a community frozen in time—the 1870s and 1880s. The historic site includes 17 structures and outbuildings, four of which are open year round and two more seasonally as museums.
The All American Futurity (G1) is the richest race for 2-year-olds in North America, regardless of breed. Run every Labor Day at Ruidoso Downs in the mountain village of Ruidoso, New Mexico, the $3 million race is contested by 2-year-old American Quarter Horses. It will be run on September 3, 2018.